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Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Homecoming join Xbox backward compatibility

Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 games Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Homecoming are now backward compatible on Xbox One. Both games aren't the heavy-hitters fans were hoping for, but they're still a lot of fun.

Backward compatibility opens Xbox One to a huge variety of games, spanning three generations of Microsoft's consoles. Despite hardware differences, it remains an outstanding feature, allowing a select library of older games to be played on Xbox One. While the majority of them are Xbox 360 titles, there are also some original Xbox games in there.

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Silent Hill HD Collection

Silent Hill HD Collection is a compilation of remastered ports of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 released for the Xbox 360. Both of the games are regarded as some of the better entries in the Silent Hill franchise.

Silent Hill: Homecoming

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a survival horror game and the sixth installment in the Silent Hill series. The title follows Alex Shepherd, a soldier returning from war, as he finds his town in disarray, and his younger brother missing. As Alex continues to search for his brother, he uncovers a strange cult and the region's dark past.

Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like The Crew 2. Even to this day Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Homecoming remain quite enjoyable.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Nice, I never got around to playing Homecoming, now just to see if it's available digitally or not because it's really hard to find. Aaaaand, nope, it isn't. Rats.
  • Why they used the 360 version of SH 2 and 3? The original versions are way better.
  • I'm going to say it's because it's backward compatibility support, and not a ported game.